How to Buy a Floor Jack Transmission Adapter

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How to Buy a Floor Jack Transmission Adapter
Transmission jack adaptors allow you to convert a hydraulic jack to raise and lower a transmission. (mechanizied car park showing hydraulic cylinder image by Heng kong Chen from

Floor jack transmission adaptors allow you to use a standard hydraulic jack as a transmission jack, rather than buying a specialised transmission jack. The adaptor provides a wide cradle that will hold a transmission on both sides, and greatly increases safety when lowering and raising a transmission.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • hydraulic jack

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  1. 1

    Park your vehicle on level ground and measure the diameter of your transmission. You will want to make sure that the transmission adaptor will fit your transmission, which should not be an issue since transmission adaptors are adjustable.

  2. 2

    Examine your hydraulic floor jack and determine the size of the saddle, and whether the saddle is removable. Many hydraulic jacks have a saddle shaft with a 1 5/32 inch or 1 1/8 inch saddle stud. You will want to make sure the saddle stud of your hydraulic jack will work with the input stud on the transmission adaptor.

  3. 3

    Visit a local hardware store to review purchase options. Most major tool companies make transmission adaptors, or sell transmission adaptors produced by other major tool manufacturers. If you do not wish to visit a local hardware store, transmission jack adaptors may be ordered online and directly shipped to you.

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